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Twins lose Ryan LaMarre to the White Sox

MINNEAPOLIS — Ryan LaMarre was the feel-good story at the start of the Twins’ season. The outfielder was invited to spring training on a minor league deal and made the club’s opening day roster. But…


If Peterson’s career is over, what will his legacy be?

If you follow Adrian Peterson on Twitter, you are well aware of his intentions to play in the NFL this season. He hasn’t been shy about tweeting workout videos or retweeting radio interviews in which…


Zulgad: Don’t be fooled, Twins’ sweep of putrid Orioles means nothing

The Twins completed a four-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday with a 10-1 victory at Target Field that included an eight-run sixth inning in which Minnesota sent 11 men to the plate. The…


Eddie Rosario one of 5 ‘final vote’ all-star candidates in the American League

MINNEAPOLIS – The Twins were hopeful to get as many of their players as possible into the all-star game, and standing at center stage on the campaign trail was Eddie Rosario. Given his strong first…


Twins starting pitcher J.O. Berrios named to his first MLB all-star game

MINNEAPOLIS – Young Twins pitcher J.O. Berrios went public with his goal to make the American League all-star team in February during the early stages of spring training in Fort Myers, Florida. Assuming he keeps…


Report: Red Sox have Fernando Rodney ‘on their list’ with trade deadline a few weeks away

MINNEAPOLIS — Twins closer Fernando Rodney could be a popular name in trade rumors this month, as we draw closer and closer to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. He’s already on the target list…


Zulgad: It’s time for Kirk Cousins to change his tune

Kirk Cousins embraces those who doubt him. He loves the underdog role. Whether you’re an NFL executive, coach or a fan, if you think Cousins can’t do it, he wants to hear about it. This…


Zulgad: Twins should give Joe Mauer chance to play for a contender

MINNEAPOLIS — As Joe Mauer’s performance began to decline in the midst of his eight-year, $184 million contract, an anti-Mauer faction of Minnesota sports fans began to call for the Twins to trade the St.…


ESPN’s Lowe spitballs on the idea of trading Andrew Wiggins and draft picks for Kawhi Leonard

Would you trade Andrew Wiggins and some first-round draft picks for Kawhi Leonard? That’s a question explored by Zach Lowe in a recent ESPN.com column. The column starts with the idea that the Lakers and…


The ‘buy low, buy late’ strategy from contenders would be bad news for sellers like the Twins

The Twins ought to be clear sellers at this year’s MLB trade deadline, considering how things have gone for the club over the past 10 days. There are two problems with that, aside from the…


Twins sign first-round pick Trevor Larnach

The Twins on Thursday returned home from a long road trip and handled an important item of official business. Their first-round draft pick Trevor Larnach officially signed his first pro contract. Larnach signed on July…


Loaded West puts Timberwolves behind in NBA free agency race

In the first weekend of NBA free agency, teams doled out more than 1 billion dollars in contracts. Among the biggest spenders were the Timberwolves’ closest competitors. This includes mega deals for Denver’s Nikola Jokic,…


49ers will be without Reuben Foster vs. Vikings in opener

We are still two months away from the NFL regular season, but the Minnesota Vikings just caught their first break of the year. The NFL announced Tuesday it has suspended San Francisco 49ers star linebacker…


Report: Bjelica agrees to one-year contract with 76ers

That didn’t take long. Two days after the Timberwolves withdrew their qualifying offer to Nemanja Bjelica and agreed to a deal with free-agent Anthony Tolliver,  Bjelica agreed to a one-year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers.…


Last summer’s overeager spending lingers, leaving bench bare in Minnesota

BY: DANE MOORE The Sixth Man of the Year Award is kind of a silly individual accolade to receive because it comes with the implication of individuality. And that singularity goes against the ethos of…


Byron Buxton opens up about injuries, his swing and his mindset after ‘frustrating’ start to the season

PAWTUCKET, R.I. —Prior to Tuesday’s game in Pawtucket, Byron Buxton was candid about his difficult start to the season. After a breakout 2017 in which he played at an MVP level in the second half…


What should we make of rumblings of discontent within the Wolves?

The Minnesota Timberwolves’ summer has been filled with rumors. On Tuesday, a Chicago Sun Times report sparked more debate over the future of the team’s core players Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns. What should we…


Wetmore: With long odds for the postseason, Twins shouldn’t wait to let the sell-off begin

With half a baseball season in the books, the postseason odds are long for the Minnesota Twins. FanGraphs has their odds of winning the American League Central at less than 1%. Baseball Prospectus is even…


Maya Moore will not let the Lynx fade

Nine games into the WNBA season, it was fair to wonder if the Minnesota Lynx were beginning to lose some velocity on their fastball. The Lynx lost six of their first nine games, which was…


Report: Butler “fed up” with “nonchalant” younger teammates, specifically Towns

A year ago, the Timberwolves acquired Jimmy Butler in a draft-night trade, figuring the all-star would join Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins to give Minnesota a trio of players who could get the franchise back…


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